Shark Point was originally named for the frequent sightings of leopard sharks in the area, although probably in recent years there are more leopard sharks seen around the dive sites of Phi Phi a little further to the east. Shark Point is located close to Anemone Reef and the King Cruiser Wreck, about 28km east of Phuket. The dive site includes several underwater pinnacles. The northern pinnacle breaks the surface, but the small dark rock that sticks up gives no clue of the colourful soft corals below water. Most dives start near the first pinnacle where you can descend by a line or free-descend to a maximum depth of about 24 meters. Dives will depend on currents which run north-south in this area. If current is heading north you may start at pinnacle 2, which starts about 6 – 7 meters below the surface.
Soft Corals at Shark Point
When diving between the 2 pinnacles, you cross over at about 18 meters depth. The second pinnacle at Shark Point is due south of the first, but with average visibility of about 12 meters you normally can’t quite see from one to the other – trust your divemaster’s knowledge! Aside from the soft corals, there are also large seafans here and some hard coral gardens in deeper waters.
Some species of marine life that inhabit the area are scorpionfish, lionfish, pufferfish, blue-ringed angelfish, snappers, groupers and a few types of moray eels. On the rock and between corals look for colorful nudibranchs, dancing shrimp and also cute little juvenile fish like the cube boxfish and harlequin sweetlips. Above the reef there are also schools of fish like snapper and soldierfish and thousands of tiny silversides. On rare occasions, the shadow of a whaleshark may pass overhead while you dive.
Shark Point Dive Site Map
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Shark Point can be dived year round from Phuket. There are day trips every day which include Shark Point, either combined with the King Cruiser Wreck or Phi Phi Islands. All trips include 3 dives, one of which will be at Shark Point, although sometimes this is switched to the nearby Anemone Reef.
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